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2nd Annual Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference: “Empowering Our Nation by Engaging Communities”

2nd Annual Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference

Empowering Our Nation by Engaging Communities”

In Collaboration with the Arab American, African American, Hispanic American, and Asian American Communities

Keegan Michael Key, star of Comedy Central’s “Key and Peele” will headline the signature 2nd Annual Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference, Empowering our Nation by Engaging Communities, to be held on Friday, December 6, 2013, at The Carlisle, 435 E. Butterfield Rd, Lombard, IL 60148 from 8:30am to 4:00pm.

This unique conference explores the culture, diversity, and contributions of the Arab American, African American, Hispanic American, and Asian American communities as it examines the images portrayed in media, film, and television, and their implications in education, government, and corporate America.

In Partnership with the Governor’s Office of the State of Illinois, the Mayor’s Office of the City of Chicago, City Colleges of Chicago, University of Chicago, LaSed, NAACP, SER and Ziyad Imports, the conference offers 6 Continuing Education Credits by the University of Chicago for Educators, Social Workers, Counselors, Therapists, and Clinical Psychologists. Sponsorship opportunities with information booths and special student and group discount rates are available. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, conference materials, and certificate of completion.

Join the 2013 Conference Presenters: Keegan Michael Key, Chicago’s Second City alum and star of Comedy Central’s “Key and Peele”; film and television actor and activist Sayed Badreya, star of “Iron Man”, “Mirage”, “Three Stooges”, “Don’t Mess with the Zohan”; Professor John Woods, PhD, of the University of Chicago will share a unique and thought provoking presentation on the evolution of images in the media. Second City’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Dionna Griffin-Irons will infuse improv with audience participation; Diversity and Motivational Speaker, Attorney Maaria Mozaffar, founder of The  Skinless Project has inspired women in leadership and management roles; Comedy genius and award winning journalist, Ray Hanania, will also perform. The conference has established a unique forum which provides effective and education tools as it creates bridges for constructive dialogue and networking while exploring the challenges and triumphs that ultimately bring us together as communities and impacts us all as Americans.

Register directly at:  https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1295507

For more information, visit:  http://www.3dconsults.com  Media Contact:  Siham Awada Jaafar (313) 910-1955

Email:  imagesandperceptions@3dconsults.com

NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE: Due to unforeseen circumstances with the Alhambra Palace Restaurant, we have been forced to change the venue for the Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference on December 6, 2013. The event will now be held at The Carlisle located at 435 E. Butterfield Rd, Lombard, IL 60148. 



About Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania is an award winning Palestinian American columnist. Named "Best Ethnic American Columnist" for 2006/07 by the New America Media. He is the recipient of four Lisagor Awards from the Chicago Headline Club and the 2009 Sigma Delta Chi Award for column writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. Visit his website at www.TheDailyHookah.com. Find his podcasts on iTunes and on Vimeo.


2 thoughts on “2nd Annual Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference: “Empowering Our Nation by Engaging Communities”

  1. Is this forum an open forum to all people?

    Posted by tarzon50 | December 7, 2013, 5:33 pm

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